Q&A with our Personal Trainer, Anthony Hobden
Why did you decide to become a Personal Trainer?
I enjoy exercising and keeping in shape and enjoy helping others to see the benefits of exercise and achieving their health and fitness goals
What Qualifications do you have?
YMCA Level 3 qualification in Personal Training plus a City and Guilds Level 2 in coaching and teaching.
What sorts of people have your trained?
I have trained a wide range of people including one of the Great British Ski Team, Royal Marines and l have created gentle exercise routines for people up to the age of 99, I always create bespoke exercise routines to suit my clients fitness level and goals.
How do you make exercise enjoyable for your clients?
By using a combination of Weight-Based Exercises, Balance Exercises, Boxing, Pilates, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Rowing, Spinning and Trampolining in my sessions to keep it interesting. Our Clients enjoy the variety and find it challenging yet fun and rewarding.
What are your favourite sports and why?
I took up Jujitsu at 15 years of age and loved being able to look after myself within 4 years earning myself a black belt, but now l enjoy taking part in many sports and particularly enjoy boxing based training, this was due to being able to stay up with my dad as a young man, to me it was always about the way boxers moved without being hit and their amazing bodies. Recently I have taken up Tai-Chi; I find it very relaxing and a good way of mobilising my muscles and joints.